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Old 05-30-2008, 10:06 AM
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The Citabria is a light single-engine, two-seat, fixed conventional gear airplane, which entered production in the United States in 1964.

What does the name Citabria mean?

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Cheech, Welcome to Wattflyer!
It's AIRBATIC spelled backwards.
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Old 05-30-2008, 10:49 AM
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Ahh..... Very good Mr. Sharkster. You are officially the first winner of this contest.

NO prize sir or mam, except self gratification in knowing your aircraft, and being on your toes my friend.

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Old 05-30-2008, 10:58 AM
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In WWII the U.S. Marine Corps shared this bomber with the U.S. Army Airforce? Although slighty modified through a series of models, the U.S. Marines used this aircraft for strafing runs, and patrol missions. Name this Plane.

HINT This aircraft was the first and last U.S. warplane named after a single person.

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Hello Cheech,
Would that be the B-25 "Mitchell" Bomber?
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Old 05-30-2008, 07:17 PM
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That is correct. Although the name was the Northe American PBJ Mitchell Bomber.

William Lendrum "Billy" Mitchell which the aircraft is rightfully named, was known as the father of the U.S. Airforce.

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Old 05-30-2008, 07:43 PM
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What american WW 2 fighter utilized car doors to gain entry into the cockpit?

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Old 05-30-2008, 09:24 PM
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What american WW 2 fighter utilized car doors to gain entry into the cockpit?

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I'm guessing P-39 AirCobra
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Old 05-30-2008, 11:26 PM
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CORRECT SimiBill

Good answer. The AirCobra didnt catch on here in the U.S. too well, so we Lend Leased a lot to the Soviets. They had O.K. success with the Mid-Engine airplane.

Imagine trying to bail in that airplane when plunging down at 300 plus miles per hour. Thats if a 109 or 190 goth the best of you. Das Vidania!

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Old 05-30-2008, 11:36 PM
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What was the nickname of the first Chance Vought F4U Corsairs introduced into the U.S. Navy? And what was significant about the tail wheel?

Hint: A lot of early World War 2 American aircraft had similar features and nicknames, until technology and lessons on the front were learned and implimented.

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Hi Cheech,
The only nickname I've heard for the Corsair is "The Bent-Wing Bird" but don't know if that's an early-production name or later.
I do know the Navy didn't like the long nose and lack of pilot visibility while taxiing, which is how the Marines ended up with many. They (Chance Vought) did lengthen the tailwheel strut to help forward vision.
You probably know the "gull" wing was designed to reduce the length of the main gear. The large motor required such a big prop the standard wing/gear configuration didn't provide prop clearence.
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What was the nickname of the first Chance Vought F4U Corsairs introduced into the U.S. Navy? And what was significant about the tail wheel?

Hint: A lot of early World War 2 American aircraft had similar features and nicknames, until technology and lessons on the front were learned and implimented.

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I believe they were originally nicknamed "Ensign Eliminators" because inexperienced pilots had such problems with them.
I know later they became known as "Whistling Death" because of the unique sound.

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Cheech,

Not to interrupt, but what is a "mobile shout out"? (And eliminating the internet, well, that's just mean )
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Mr. Greg and Mr. Ron

These were all good asnwers, But what I was looking for was "The Bird Cage Corsair". Before the advent of the High Vis Canapy most American aircraft were designed with the supports built into the glass. Restricting Visibility. And Visibility is Life.

Birdcage aircraft
1. The Warhawk
2. The early mustang
3. The early Corsair.
4. Even the Thunderbolt early models. And many many more.

The first Corsairs had a solid rubber tail wheel. Later aircraft had inflatable tail wheels.

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I'm still waiting for a question I can answer without the Internet's help.

Good questions.

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Hello. The whole idea behind this thread is trying to simulate me and all of you in a virtual room, where I stop you and ask a quick trivia.

At work there are these two old Former Marines. One a Master Sergeant, the other a Gunny. And they are always comming at me, a lonely Former Marine Sergeant with Knowledge questions. I really try to get em right.

Just trying to duplicate that here on WattFlyer. It has been fun so far. Lots of knowledgeable people out there. Give em some credit. NO INTERNET.

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Cheech,

I wasn't being critical, just pointing out that you have eliminated my only avenue to find the answers.....

And I still am stumped by a mobile shout out.....
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What was the first U.S. Naval Aircraft Carrier? And what does CVN stand for?

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Old 05-31-2008, 02:57 AM
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No offense taken Sir. Have you ever watched the show CASH CAB on Discovery. Its about a NY Taxi Cab that picks up unknowing customers, and then springs a game show on them involving trivia and money. They only have 3 XXX strikes durring the game until they get to their destination. They get two chances if they are stumped.

1. A street shout out where they pull over and ask anyone on the street.
2. A Mobile shout out where they call someone on the Cell.
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Ahhh ok got it now, thanks!
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Originally Posted by CHEECH View Post
What was the first U.S. Naval Aircraft Carrier? And what does CVN stand for?

For all you squids out there. And any body else.

Try to resist the tempation of Wikipedia.

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Carrier Vessel Nuclear

and the first was the Langley... (not nuclear of course) I better know that one since I work on Langley AFB!:p
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Firemanbill welcome to the show.

You are CORRECT. CV-1 or AV-3 The Langley. Did you know we owe our early carrier technology to the Brits. A lot of first came out of our allies the British. They developed the carrier, we took it above and beyond.

Angled Decks can be accredited to the Brits too.

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Just to add... my late grandfather was a welder for Newport News Shipbuilding. Among some of his notable builds was "Big John", CVA-67 The USS John F Kennedy.

My uncle still works there and has built many a Carrier.
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